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The Corporate Wellness Bible by Kate Cook

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74. Wired!

After your first sip of coffee you change from a woolly headed, dozy person to a sharp individual ready to meet the challenges of the day.

Why is it that the very things that help you stay alert are going ruin your chances of a decent night’s sleep? Life’s just so unfair…

Caffeine

Your morning coffee works for a reason. Caffeine stimulates the central nervous system (brain and spinal chord), increasing your metabolic rate, blood pressure, heart rate, and breathing levels. It also blocks the effects of adenosine, a natural sedative found in the brain which builds up during the day and triggers the adrenal glands to produce the stimulating hormone adrenaline. It works fast, too. Caffeine, which is found in coffee, tea, cola and chocolate, ...

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